Thursday, July 01, 2010
Wow, I am actually going to be off for 4 whole days!!! The weather is supposed to be spectacular, with the begining of the 4 days being in the 80's and climbing to the 90's by Monday. I have such lofty goals for myself. My plans start with an outing to a great Israeli restaurant that is sponsoring a "Jersey Shore" night with a Journey cover band and beach foods. I have volunteered to be the DD since I plan on getting up early tomorrow to work out. Then I want to spend some time at the swim club by the pool in the sun with a book (which I have been trying to finish for about 1.5 months...it is not too good). Later tomorrow I am meeting my friend for Happy Hour (hopefully there will be some good looking, nice men for me to meet). Again, only having a glass or two of white wine as I want to get up early on Saturday, workout and then hit the swim club again for more sun, reading and a dip or two into the pool.
I just got a new TV stand which needs to be put together and I need to disassemble the old one. This too is on the agenda for the one of the four days. I have two baskets of clean clothes that need to be put away which I plan on tackling as well.
Needless to say, Sunday holds much of the same for me...gym, pool and maybe some friends for burgers and drinks later in the day. Of course there is also Monday...yes you got it. Gym pool book. Oh, yeah and I am going to catch up on my DVR files, I think I am at 95% capacity so I need to clean that out (maybe I will catch up on my Bill Maher episodes).
Not exciting to some of you I am sure but for me, it is just what the "doctor" ordered!!!!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
They are a funny thing you know. If it was not for our taste buds, I wonder is anyone would be overweight...I mean we would eat tojust survive, not because we actually are liking what we eat...right?
I used to smoke 2 packs of cigarettes a day from the time I was 12 to the age of 36 (I have been a non-smoker for about 10 years now). My taste buds always felt "numb" but after a few months of no smoking, I can tell you they began to come alive. I love good food and alive taste buds make the experience so much more enjoyable. I love eating in a restaurant and trying to pick out the flavors in the food and then going home and trying to recreate these flavors. It allows me to extend my enjoyment of the food for a long time, and would be impossible if not for my taste buds!!!
The other day two things happened to really make me aware of my adversion to sugar. Now don't get me wrong, a nice piece of Dove or a small York Patty or Reese's cup is always welcomed but for me one is enough . Well, anyway, I hosted a B-day party for my friends son. She made this killer chocolate cake with chocolate ganash and white icing). I tasted one little bite of this cake and my teeth HURT...well not actually but I just did not enjoy anything about it so I did not take a piece. Well, later that evening I thought I wanted something to "snack on". I had skinny cow individual ice cream cups in the freezer. I took one and began eating it. It just did not taste good to me, so I let my mom taste it and the first thing she said was "it is probably too sweet for you". Hmmmm, maybe that is it!
I was also reading an article last week that was stating that overweight people might not be able to taste fat, but normal weight people can. Well, I am starting to believe that this statement is true. I used to be able to polish off a bag of potato chips with no problem. Now, I enjoy a few and am satisfied. I get a weird taste in my mouth if I eat too many and I have to stop. I can also taste the "fat" in an avacado, in order to cut the taste I need to sprinkle lime or lemon jucie on the avacado.
Well, you should pay more attention to the taste buds!!! Oh, adn GO USA!!!!!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The other night I was driving home from work and noticed a slight pain in my left side. I know that I have an ovarian cyst on the left so I thought, hmmm are you acting up today? Well, I got home and started to cook dinner (I had decided that it would be one of my two nights off from the gym this week). Well, as time passed and dinner came together the pain kept increasing. by the time I was ready to serve dinner, the pain was at a level that was BLINDING!!! I became light-headed, clamy, nauseaus and ready to pass out. After about and hour of this pain I decided to go to the ER. Well, on the way to the ER, the pain STOPPED, yes, just STOPPED. I ended up coming home and eating my yummy dinner. Well, the rest of the night was PAIN FREE. The next morning I got up to go to work and it hit again!
This time, I called the doctor. Upon examination she told me what I feared the most, it was most likely the ovary. Well, today I go for an ultra sound to see what changes are occuring in the ovary. A couple of years ago, an interventional radiologist indicated that he did not like the looks of the ovary but my GP and GYN both concurred that the ovary is stable and did not need to be removed. You see, in order to get the ovary removed, I will probably need a hysterectomy (the uterus is filled with fibroids and is so big it blocks the ovary).
So, my scary moment was not the BLINDING PAIN but the fact that I may be out of commission for 6-8 weeks. All of my hard work (especailly on my upper body, my arms are looking really good!!) will be flushed right down the drain!!! I will need to start at square ONE again.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wow, can you believe that it is Memorial Day weekend already? It is hard for me to believe it (it feels like yesterday that I was digging myself out of a couple of feet of snow)!!! Well, the weekend is already turning into what I call an eating fest! I am a foodie, I admit it. I love food, but not just food, it has to be GOOD food. My friends and I are GOOD cooks and we really do like the finer things in life!!!
The way this weekend is shaping up, my battle with the food police will begin tomorrow. I have taken off in order to prolong my weekend...I just needed the break (and I am getting my permanat crown on my tooth tomorrow which is very traumatic for me...another story for another day). I am going outlet shopping tomorrow (I need to get a graduation gift at the Coach outlet). After the outlets, my mom and I have made plans to try a new local restaurant near us (memu items under 500 calories and it is supposed to be the new farm to table concept so maybe it will be healthy). Saturday, a group of my friends decided that they want to have a BBQ with CRABS (yummmmmmm). This means, burgers, dogs, salads, and a LOT of drinking! Yes, I can enjoy in moderation but I fear that I will go over board!!! On Sunday, another friend is having a party (she is also a foodie...and did I mention we are all Italian and EXCESSIVE?). I know there will be good food there (not as much alcohol which is good). Then on Monday, I am having a BBQ. At least I know I will have choices that fit into my usual eating habits (lean turkey burgers, sandwich thins instead of rolls, fruit salad and tossed salad with EVOO and Balsamic and lots of VEGGIES and maybe some white wine in moderation).
Oh and did I mention that through all of this, my gym is CLOSED for renovations? Yes that is correct...
It will be a miracle that the scale not move UP UP UP after this weekend! Here is to my control and the success of the "Diet Police".
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